Looks Unchallengeable: Super Minipla Trider G7

From left to right: Trider G7, Daitarn 3, Zambot 3... I think? I've probably told this story in a previous post but I'm gonna tell it again just because. A couple of years ago, I went to a robot-themed local Japanese restaurant with heads of various super robots plastered all over the walls. And while … Continue reading Looks Unchallengeable: Super Minipla Trider G7

Do I Still Prefer the Super Robot Chogokin? Super Minipla "Gear Fighter Dendoh"

The second of two Super Minipla sets revealed recently is from Gear Fighter Dendoh, an early 2000s series directed by Mitsuo Fukuda who eventually went on to do Gundam SEED/Destiny. My opinions of the latter aside, may say that Dendoh is actually a good series. So much so that I really wanted to get the … Continue reading Do I Still Prefer the Super Robot Chogokin? Super Minipla "Gear Fighter Dendoh"

I Still Prefer Kotobukiya’s Approach: Super Minipla Fire Dagwon

Bandai Candy has made a couple of announcements for the next Super Minipla releases. While I do think both kits are good choices, I'll probably go with an offering from another manufacturer or product line. In any case, the first of these two announcements is the Super Minipla Fire Dagwon, the lead machine from 1996's … Continue reading I Still Prefer Kotobukiya’s Approach: Super Minipla Fire Dagwon

More Ninja Robots! Super Minipla Ninja Senshi Tobikage Vol. 2

Was supposed to post this much earlier but I totally forgot until a payment request reminder was sent by AmiAmi for the first volume of kits. So yeah, we're getting the next part of this Super Minipla trifecta. Tobikage We are getting yet another Tobikage vol the second volume but coming with a different set … Continue reading More Ninja Robots! Super Minipla Ninja Senshi Tobikage Vol. 2

Ninja Robots! Super Minipla Ninja Senshi Tobikage Vol. 1

♪ Ninja robots, Ninja Robots! Fighting for right in the universe.. And for Romina the Alien Princess. ♪ Man, don't you just love retro themes like this? The lyrics are really up there on the cringe-o-meter. Anyway, you guys might remember Ninja Robots, yet another adapted Japanese series along the lines of Voltron and Robotech. … Continue reading Ninja Robots! Super Minipla Ninja Senshi Tobikage Vol. 1